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Monica J. Casper

Monica J. Casper is Professor and Head of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona. A sociologist, her scholarly and teaching interests include gender, race, bodies, reproduction, health, sexuality, disability, and trauma. She’s published several books, including the award-winning The Making of the Unborn Patient: A Social Anatomy of Fetal Surgery, and is currently working on her next book, tentatively titled Abbreviated Lives: Race, Survival, and the Politics of Infant Mortality. She is founding co-editor of the NYU Press book series ‘Biopolitics: Medicine, Technoscience, and Health in the 21st Century,’ as well as managing co-editor of The Feminist Wire and editor/publisher of TRIVIA: Voices of Feminism. More information can be found at